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Old 08-24-2011, 06:30 PM
frontiergander frontiergander is offline
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Wolf. Much better customer service, better triggers that are not plastic. I really love mine. Im using it in Colorado this year.
This is what it shoots like at 100 yards with 100gr blackhorn209, cci 209m primers and the 250gr powerbelt aerolites.

3 shot group.

$230, does that come with a scope set up? Dpms firearms, panther arms, dpms panther arms, dpms, dpms firearms, dpms guns has them for around $150-$160 depending what colors you want on the stock.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:39 PM
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well, I couldn't help myself... the $200 Traditions Buckstalker nickel barrel with scope delivered to my door was too hard to pass up. Cabela's is running free shipping right now.

I appreciate all the feed back! hopefully it won't be a decision I regret. just noticed though, I think this model was prior to the Traditions Accelerator Breech Plug, so I might have to mess with a stupid wrench?

bring on the powder/bullet combinations that you like best. my buddy has the Traditions Vortek and says Hornady is the way to go.

maybe I'll stumble on another one of these fellas this year...
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:22 AM
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That is one awesome buck. You have that mounted yet? Would love to see how it looks now as well. That is a buck of a lifetime right there. Good luck on getting another one of those with your new Traditions.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:30 PM
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thanks man! finally bailed my Buckstalker out of UPS jail last night. looks like a quality gun.

any thoughts on this guy's review? Traditions Buckstalker: Reviewing a Budget Brush Muzzleloader

I am interested in this quote, "Best results were 1-1/2" groups with 100gr of Blackhorn 209 and 250gr Hornady SST bullets and sabots."

do ya'll recommend the old loose powder like this blackhorn or lean towards those cylinder pellets? seems like if you get the tubes, you could still easily reload without hassle...

I think I'll give this suggestion a try though with the possibility of tight groups at 200 yds.
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Old 08-31-2011, 06:27 AM
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the reviewers final thoughts speaks volumes about the buckstalker, 1-1/2" grouping is amazing.
There are many variables that play key roles in grouping, A shooter may never have optimal shooting conditions when shooting his muzzleloader
and many shooters get discouraged by poor grouping only to blame it on the weapon but I'd bet most of the problems are created by shooter error,
projectile/powder combinations or weather conditions, those are the most likely culprits but 1-1/2" grouping with a muzzleloader is respected by any hunter/shooter.

I get good groups with Triple7 pellets so that's what I use but if a shooter isnt satisfied with the grouping he/she gets from pellets, loose powder will allow for many more projectile/powder combinations. Good Luck

Reviewers "Final Thoughts:

The Buckstalker lives up to its billing as a compact, lightweight and feature packed budget in-line muzzleloader. The quality and features can be found on rifles that retail for twice as much as the Buckstalker making it a steal. The Buckstalker and Traditions Scope Kit allow you to hunt for less with the confidence you have a durable rifle that will last season after season. It is a quality muzzleloading brush gun that wont break the bank."
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:45 PM
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In more years of muzzleloader hunting than I care to admit, I've either had, or shot, about every make of gun there is, and never have had one to let me down. Just find one you like, and don't worry about who makes it, or what somebody else thinks about it. Most guns these days are good. If it fits you, and is within your budget, go for it. Just do your part by careful loading, and proper cleaning, and maintenance, and you'll be fine.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:14 AM
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Here's a test, load up 100 grs of black Horn, or 777 loose powder then compare the kick difference with 2 50 gr pellets. The result will be dramatic. You have to do the test yourself. I gave away the pellets I had.
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:51 PM
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Smile Triple 7 or bh 209

I like the bh 209 it kicks a little more but holds a better group than the trip 7 . Plus you can try diferent loads.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:23 PM
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use Blackhorn209 Plus is the fact that you can reload 40- 50-60 times without ever having to swab the bore clean.

Doesn't suck up moisture is another huge plus.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by buckfever View Post
Im no pro and you will get some CVA lovers say CVA is way better and some Traditions lovers say Traditions is way better.

To me they are about the same other than the $30 you would save by going with a Traditions.
somebody told me there made by the same company the buck stalker looks a lot like the cva wolf i just ordered one for $180 from dicks better price then gander mtn
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